Pharrell

Jul
14
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Spoofs Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in ‘Tacky’ Video

Weird Al Yankovic

You know you’ve made it when Weird Al spoofs your song. The parodist remakes Pharrell’s inescapable hit “Happy” in “Tacky,” his first of eight music videos to be released over the next eight days.

The clip, shot at the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, stars comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black.

While sporting a wild wardrobe, Weird Al pokes fun at all things tacky including a YOLO license plate and taking selfies at funerals.

“Now I’m dropping names almost constantly / That’s what Kanye West keeps tellin’ me,” he sings.

Al’s 14th album Mandatory Fun drops tomorrow and includes parodies of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Lorde’s “Royals,” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

Watch his first of eight videos below.

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Jun
29
Beyoncé, Pharrell, & August Alsina Win Big at BET Awards

Beyoncé and Pharrell

Who runs the BET Awards? Beyoncé took home the most trophies at Sunday’s show at Nokia Theatre in L.A.

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Jun
29
Pharrell and Missy Elliott Open BET Awards 2014

Pharrell and Missy Elliott

The year of Pharrell continues. The “Happy” hitmaker kicked off the BET Awards 2014 at Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday.

“This is for Virginia,” he said while taking the stage with his University of Baes to perform “Come Get It Bae.”

He then brought out the “empress of Virginia,” Missy Elliott, to perform her 2003 hit “Pass That Dutch.”

“Love you @MissyElliott. Thank you for performing with me. #TheEmpress #Virginia #BaeUniversity #BETAwards @BET,” tweeted Pharrell.

Watch the VA players rip the stage.

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Jun
19
Pharrell, Pitbull to Receive Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pharrell and Pitbull

Pharrell Williams and Pitbull are about to cement their spot in Hollywood history. The superstars will be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame.

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Jun
9
New Music: Mary J. Blige f/ Pharrell Williams – ‘See That Boy Again’

Mary J. Blige and Pharrell

Thirteen years after their No Drama collaboration “Steal Away,” Mary J. Blige reunites with Pharrell on “See That Boy Again” for the Think Like a Man Too soundtrack. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul longs for lost love while dueting with the “Happy” hitmaker on the tender R&B tune.

“I gotta see that boy again / ‘Cause I wanna feel that joy again,” she sings.

The soundtrack to the Kevin Hart comedy arrives June 17 featuring 14 new tracks from Mary including a duet with The-Dream (“Vegas Nights”), the single “Suitcase,” and her remake of Shalamar’s ’80s hit “A Night to Remember.”

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Jun
6
New Music: Pharrell f/ Jay Z – ‘Frontin’ (Disclosure Remix)’

Pharrell

While Pharrell enjoys success with his latest album G I R L, Disclosure dips into the “Happy” hitmaker’s catalog and remixes his Jay Z-assisted hit “Frontin’.”

The electro duo, who tapped Mary J. Blige for a remix to their hit “F for You,” breathes new life into the The Neptunes Presents… Clones single, which sounds just as current today as it did in 2003.

“Little re-work we did of one of our favourite songs ever,” wrote the band. “Might give this one away for free when we reach 1m likes on facebook… We shall see ;) ENJOY!”

Listen to their dance floor-ready remix below.

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Jun
5
Pharrell Williams Sings in the Rain on ‘Today’ Concert Series

Pharrell Williams

Two days after rocking the Apollo Theater for American Express UNSTAGED, Pharrell Williams brought some sunshine to Rockefeller Plaza for the Toyota Summer Concert Series. Despite the stormy weather, the seven-time Grammy winner performed his upbeat hits including “Come Get It Bae” and “Happy” with some help from his female dancers, the Baes.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Pharrell said of his success. “I never expected any of this. I’m surrounded by amazing talent.”

He will join “The Voice” as a coach next season. “My wife has always been obsessed with [the show], so we always watch it,” he said. “I never imagined being up there, either. All of this is a great surprise. It’s just awesome.”

He also shared his obsession with late scientist Carl Sagan, whose photo he requested in his dressing room.

“I watched ‘Cosmos’ as a child and I was always blown away by [Sagan's] mind and the way he thought,” said Pharrell. “When I look at that picture I realize how lucky we all are … to be on this planet and be able to do what we love to do every day. Seeing Carl’s face reminds me of it.”

Watch Pharrell’s wet set below.

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